Kids suicide; parents point to bullying as the reason

It is difficult to pinpoint all the reasons why a child might commit suicide but the parents of two young men are pretty clear on at least one factor - bullying.Carl Hoover-Walker was buried yesterday in Springfield, MA. Hoover-Walker was taunted with gay overtones, even though he did not identify as such. His mother said she alerted the school about the ongoing harassment but with no discernable difference. The 11 year old hung himself April 6th.Just days before in Mentor, Ohio, the … [Read more...]

Golden Rule Pledge: How about something really different?

On April 17, 2008 thousands of high school and college students will attempt to remain silent during parts of the school day to bring awareness to bullying and harassment of gay, lesbian and bisexually identified students. In its 12th year, this student-run event, called the Day of Silence, is supported by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Some social conservative groups have advised parents either to keep their children home or have them walk out if the Day of Silence is … [Read more...]

Newsweek/Washington Post blog reports on Golden Rule Pledge

Jacqueline Salmon reports on the proposed conservative school walkout on the Day of Silence and the Goldren Rule Pledge.About the Goldren Rule Pledge, Ms. Salmon notes:A Pennsylvania educator and an evangelist have yet another approach.Dr. Warren Throckmorton, a professor of psychology at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, and Michael Frey, Western Pennsylvanvia director for College Ministries with Campus Crusade, want Christians to adhere to the golden rule.Saying Christians … [Read more...]

Christian Post reports on Golden Rule Pledge

Actually, the article reports on various responses from evangelicals to the Day of Silence with mention of the DOS, Day of Truth, Golden Rule Pledge and the proposed DOS walkout.Students Encouraged to Skip School on 'Day of Silence'By Lawrence JonesA national coalition of pro-family groups are urging parents to keep their students home this coming Friday in protest of the annual "Day of Silence," when students vow silence to bring attention to the discrimination of gay … [Read more...]

Easter Song – Glad

An amazing vocal performance.He is risen! … [Read more...]

And the award for the most extreme, outrageous headline goes to…

Not anyone I have written about before...The rhetoric is getting so outrageous that I didn't think any more societal ills could be blamed on gays but I was wrong. But Robert Peters of Morality in Media (Can the irony get any thicker?), put out a news release just now with this headline:"Connecting the Dots: The Link Between Gay Marriage and Mass Murders"His news hook is the horrific shootings in Binghamton, NY where 14 people were killed, including the perpetrator of the crime. In … [Read more...]

Golden Rule Pledge 2009

Soon (April 17), the Day of Silence will be observed around the country and some conservative groups are not happy about it. A coalition featuring the American Family Association and the Concerned Women for America is suggesting students walkout of school to protest the disruption of silence by same-sex attracted students. Not a hint irony there, I tell you.Again this year, I suggest an alternative to a walkout. Go on over to the Golden Rule Pledge and check out the plan there.If you … [Read more...]

Scott Lively spoke to 10,000 people in Uganda; fights off hate group charge

Scott Lively is not slowing down. He spoke recently to the Murrieta/Temecula Republican Assembly about his book, the Pink Swastika. This meeting was a slated for one venue but was moved due to worries about a possible protest from gay groups - in particular PFLAG.The whole speech is now on YouTube via the account of the GOP group, Bob Kowell.In this installment, Lively says he spoke to 10,000 people in Uganda. He also describes his battle with the Southern Poverty Law … [Read more...]


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